Gardening in Sherburn in Elmet

Eco Garden Maintenance maintain many gardens and landscapes in the historic settlement of Sherburn in Elmet. We are passionate about horticulture and making your garden a wonderful,  relaxing sanctuary which is pleasing to the eye. A garden should be both enjoyable for your family and friends and an asset to your home. You can achieve all this by employing the considerable knowledge and skills of Eco Garden Maintenance, a local company who understand how to keep plants and lawns looking the best they possibly can.

What ever needs doing in your garden Eco Garden Maintenance can help, whether it be lawn mowing, hedge cutting, lawn care, pruning, tree surgery or weed control. For more information please see our Home Page and full list of the Gardening Services we can provide. 

Sherburn in Elmet comprises many elements both old and new, from the old settlement at the cross roads and buildings along the main roads to the newer estates which have appeared since the 1950's. The older properties usually have the largest gardens which may require hours of lawn mowing, hedge cutting, pruning and weeding on a regular basis. Larger gardens take longer to maintain but they give more opportunity to make a statement with planting and are more usable especially for a young,  growing family. The newer properties in Sherburn in Elmet generally have  smaller gardens but these can still look good and be an asset to your home. Design, layout and planting all have to be thought about more carefully as a balance between appearance and function is much more critical in defined spaces.  Eco Garden Maintenance have just as much a role to play in keeping these gardens looking good as with the larger properties.


Good soil is the foundation of any great garden and open space and you would be surprised at the variation in soil quality within a small geographical area such as Sherburn in Elmet. There are two distinct zones within the village which comprise the lowland area of the Pinfold, Pasture and Fairway estates and the higher areas along Kirkgate, Finkle Hill, Garden Lane and The Eversley Park estate. The soil in the upland areas are on limestone bedrock, are free draining and more workable in nature. This contrasts with the lowland areas which are not particularly free draining or workable. This means that plants which do well at one end of the village don't do so well at the other.

Sherburn in Elmet is a great place to be if you are interested in gardening as there are many local services which are aimed towards providing everything you need.

Garden centres/nurseries

There are five garden centres near Sherburn in Elmet, one being in the village itself and the others in South Milford, Monk Fryston and Lumby.
  • D C Graham and son have a large selection of plants, compost, fertilisers and gardening sundries. Situated within walking distance on Tadcaster road, Sherburn in Elmet.
  • Lumby Garden Centre stock plants, compost fertilisers, garden tools , outdoor furniture and other gardening sundries. Situated on Leeds Road near South Milford, they are within a short drive of Sherburn in Elmet.
  • Milford Plants  is mostly aimed at the wholesale market but they are are open to the public and have a large stock of tree's, shrubs, perennials and annuals.  Find them at South Milford on the Sherburn and South Milford bypass.
  • Rarer Plants, Monk Fryston offer a selection of rare plants for the enthusiast. They specialise in Hellebores asnd Galanthus (snow drop) and can be found on Austfield Lane, Monk Fryston (3 miles from Sherburn in Elmet). Hellebores are certainly one of our favorites. 
  • Mill Farm Tea Gardens are a traditional nursey selling perennials and shrubs at great prices. Find them behind the Post Office off High Street, South Milford (1 mile from Sherburn in Elmet).
Garden Machinery Sales & Repairs
  • Andrew's Garden Machinery a one stop shop for purchasing new gardening equipment and getting your existing lawn mowers, hedge cutters, chainsaws, strimmers and leaf blowers repaired or serviced. Situated in Sherburn in Elmet industrial estate, Andrew's Garden Machinery is thoroughly recommended by Eco Garden Maintenance.
Waste recycling

If you have a  garden then you will at some point have generated more waste than will fit in your council provided green bin. At Eco Garden Maintenance we know all about waste disposal as we have to deal with it every day.
  • Tadcaster household waste recycling centre will accept green waste from householders who have done their own gardening. It is situated seven miles from Sherburn in Elmet at Station Road Industrial Estate, Tadcaster. Unfortunately Eco Garden Maintenance and other horticultural business' can not use them as trade waste is not allowed.
  • The Selby District Council green waste bin collection service has been operating since 2001 and operates by collecting your green waste bin every fortnight. This waste goes to local farms for composting and is then spread on the fields to provide nutrients and organic matter. This service is currently paid for via your council tax but the council is looking in to starting to charge for this in order to avoid putting council tax rates up.
  • Mytum & Selby Waste Recycling are a company based in Sherburn in Elmet. They offer skip hire for all your garden waste plus accept trade waste as long as you have a waste carriers licence.
  • The Maltings Organic Treatment Centre accept green waste and other organic wastes for composting via their in-vessel aerobic composting system. Great for business who have large volumes of green waste to dispose of in an effective, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Situated at Common Lane South Milford, the site is easily accessed by road via the Sherburn and South Milford bypass.
Open gardens and other gardens to visit
  • Cawood Gardens comprises of two contrasting gardens linked by a riverside walk. Approximately 5 miles form Sherburn in Elmet.
  • Vicarage House, Kirby Wharfe is a secluded 1 acre garden surrounded by mature woodland. Situated 4 miles form Sherburn in Elmet at Kirby Wharfe. 
  • Little Eden, Castleford was featured on BBC Gardeners World and is a small hidden oasis of unusual and exotic plants. Situated in Castleford, 6 miles form Sherburn in Elmet.
  • Stillingfleet Lodge comprises of a series of beautiful, contrasting gardens, a nursery and the all important cafe! Situated 6 miles form Sherburn in Elmet at Stillingfleet.
  • Millrace Nursery, Garforth overlooks a secluded valley and is full of over 3000 varieties of perennials, shrubs and trees. Situated in Garforth about 6 miles from Sherburn in Elmet.
  • Lotherton Hall is a charming Edwardian country house with bird garden, extensive gardens, woodland walks, playgrounds, shop and cafe. Situated on the B1217 four miles from Sherburn in Elmet.
We hope you have found this page useful and welcome any enquiries from prospective clients interested in employing Eco Garden Maintenance. Contact us for a free no obligation quote and we would be more than happy to visit your garden and discuss your requirements.